A Guide to the Best Holiday Party Shoes
By: Kelsey Tucker
Aside from spending quality time with friends and family over the holidays, the endless parties are undoubtedly the best part of the season. With an event or party nearly every weekend, finding the perfect Instagram-worthy outfit can get pretty stressful. In reality, a show stopping holiday look really comes down to the shoes, right? But, with that being said, no two women are the same- while some prefer sky high embellished stilettos, others may prefer a sparkly sneaker. Don’t worry, we picked out the hottest options for each and every girl, so whether you prefer to stay comfy in sparkly flats or feel on top of the world in sky-high heels, we've got you covered.
THE ‘HEELS’ GIRL
Satin, feathers, and sequins—oh my! These fun heels are a great mix of style and comfort with the option to wear them to both dressy and work affairs.
Court Shoes with Embroidered Feathers, $139; zara.com
This classic pump goes with more outfits than imaginable, so it’s a perfect staple to have from party to party, no matter the occasion or the time of year!
Manolo Blahnik ‘Hangisi Jewel Pump’, $965; nordstrom.com
If these shoes don’t scream ‘[sexy] Christmas party’, we don’t know what will. Go for a chic, seductive look with a matching red slip dress or keep it simple with an equally hot red lip.
Gianvito Rossi ‘Ginger Satin Sandals’, $945; barneys.com
THE ‘BOOTIE’ GIRL
Feeling edgy and wanting to steer clear of the typical holiday colors? This exciting hot pink ankle boot is the right amount of sparkle without looking too festive.
Heavenly Embellished High Ankle Boots, $160; topshop.com
Between the design and the sequins, these boots will have you shining brighter than the stars all night long.
Schutz ‘Star Sequined Point-Toe Boot’, $350; bergdorfgoodman.com
A classic boot with a twist is perfect for the girl who likes to show off her style with subtle hints, like this fabulous YSL metal heel.
Saint Laurent ‘Opyum Patent Leather Ankle Boots’, $1495; barneys.com
THE ‘FLATS’ GIRL
These flats are perfect for dancing in all night long while still looking and feeling your best. Plus, who doesn’t love an oversized bow?!
The Row ‘Elodie Satin Flats’, $745; barneys.com
This metallic, strappy pair is a great option for those who have a lot of parties to attend. They give you the sleek style of a pump while maintaining comfort for hours on end.
Aquazzura ‘Claudia Schiffer for Aquazzura Sunny Star Flats’, $725; saksfifthavenue.com
What’s a holiday party without a little plaid? This pair is perfect for the modern-day Blair Waldorf.
Hart Frayed Bow Tartan Ballet Flat, $128; nordstrom.com
THE ‘OVER-THE-KNEE’ GIRL
This plush navy velvet OTK boot is sure to dress-up or pair with any outfit in your closet. Prepare to dance for hours, thanks to the durable block-heel.
Gianvito Rossi ‘Velvet Over-the-Knee Boot’, $1,795; bergdorfgoodman.com
A red boot is high on the list of winter trends right now, and this gorgeous pair is great to wear from work-to-play for those mid-week parties.
Gathered Leather Over-the-Knee High Heel Boots, $159; zara.com
This super affordable faux-suede OTK boot is going to be your best friend during the holiday season. You’ll stay both warm and comfortable while looking chic and on trend.
Casper High Leg Boots, $65; topshop.com
THE ‘SNEAKERS’ GIRL
Looking for comfort and glam in one package? Here they are, and tied together with a delicate satin bow! This pair is perfect for the girly who prefers sneakers over pumps.
Keds for Kate Spade New York ‘Glitter Sneaker’, $85; nordstrom.com
Spread some love this holiday season with these adorable kicks. The velvet heart and glitter cap-toe is just enough sparkle for the girl who likes to keep it more casual.
Betsey Johnson ‘Glitter Faux Leather Sneakers’, $78; forever21.com
These velvet slip-on sneakers are perfect when you want to kick-off your shoes to dance and still be comfortable when you’re heading home or to the next party!
Slip-on Shoes, $40; hm.com
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